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Your eye consists of delicate tissues that must be treated carefully. When you wear soft contact lenses, they are medical devices that can affect these tissues if worn improperly. Because soft lenses act somewhat like sponges, to absorb and hold water, they can also hold debris and microscopic organisms. These can build up in a soft lens as it ages and can cause redness and irritation to the eye.

Replacing your soft lenses as often as recommended by your doctor will help keep your eyes healthy and reduce your risk for developing serious infections. For more information, ask about healthy lens wear.